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OTA/OT Web Course Introduction – Program Director

Welcome to Pass the OT, the most effective study preparation tool for the NBCOT® exam.  Since our sites’ inception in 2013, we at Pass the OT have tirelessly worked to provide the most efficient and effective study prep for OT and OTA students taking the NBCOT® exam.  Through our college partnerships and our individual sign ups, we have helped well over 2300 students from more than 217 colleges and universities worldwide.  We have now also partnered with close to 20 universities and colleges.

Our program is set up holistically, to keep your students organized, help them build their confidence, and assist them with studying smarter and being more prepared for the actual NBCOT® exam while at the same time making it easier for you to hold them accountable with tools such as timed midterms and finals, detailed scoring overviews, monitoring for all page activity, logins and tutor session booking, quick alerts, and real-time support.

It is also a direct result of the students who were fed up with the existing study preps out there that just didn’t work. Because we have seen so many students make common mistakes like being a generalist instead of specialist, not studying according to their learning style, trying memorize answers, and taking practice exams again and again without fully understanding the material,  we have built our program in stark contrast to our competitors’ programs which often lack structure, are overwhelming , don’t provide enough examples of interventions, solely provide questions, and don’t pay attention to the  individual needs the student.We look forward to you partnering with us and to helping make this the last time your students take the NBCOT® exam.

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What is Included with Our Program

Tools For Your Students

  • Guided Study plans
  • 2300 timed/untimed questions with rationale
  • 50 hours of audio lessons
  • 114 charts, 40 videos, games and game on all key topics
  • Assessment test with strengths and weaknesses analysis
  • Mini Quizzes that are broken into 25 Key Topics
  • Final comprehensive exam, Accommodation quizzes.
  • Highlighted study material, Clinical simlulations.
  • Accessible via  mobile, tablet,  laptop or desktop
  • Tutoring may be purchased to supplement program
  • Free access to weekly group tutoring calls

Tools To Monitor & Hold Your Students Accountable

  • Timed Midterm and Cumulative Final Exam
  • Strengths and Weakness Assesment for each student
  • Learning Style Assessment
  • Scoring Overview
  • Individual Score Drilldown
  • Login, Page Activity, & Tutor Session Tracking
  • Quick Alerts When Your Student Scores Poory
  • Performance Tracking on the NBCOT® Exam
  • Private tutoring can be purchased to supplement the program

How to study with our program

Overview: »
Below is a study plan for taking the exam in approximately 2 weeks, but as every student is unique, we can easily modify your individual study plan according to your needs, to adjust it to fit into your lifestyle. ***Remember this is just a proposal and we can easily modify your study plan to adjust to your lifestyle depending if you have kids, work obligations, or financial hardships It is recommended that you follow a schedule similar to the one below. It is recommended that you study 4 - 7 hours per day and take one day off. You may go through our modules as slow or fast as you like, and may choose to study whatever material you want at any given time.
A breakdown of the modules are below: »

Module One: OT Process, NBCOT® Rules and Regulations, Professional Development, OT Roles, Medicare vs. Medicaid, Professional Standards & Ethics, OT and OTA, Research & Statistics, Frame of Reference and Models

Module Two: Pediatric Conditions and Interventions, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Reflexes, and IEP.

Module Three: Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions, Physical agent modalities (PAM’S), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

Module Four: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Levels, Vision Interventions, Prosthetics/Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Burns, Aging in Place & other diseases.

Module Five: Neurological Conditions & Interventions, Wheelchair, Mobility, Building Standards, Community Rehab, Vocational Rehab, Driver’s Rehab, Ergonomics, Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology.

Module Six: Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions, Groups and Group Dynamics, Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL), and Activities of Daily Living.

Module Seven: Review module that focuses on: Pediatrics, Hands, ACL, Mental Health, Adaptive Equipment, etc.

Module Eight: final exams, exam mediations, proprietary study tips, and we will discuss exam prep leading up to the exam as well as techniques to reduce exam anxiety.

Here is how we recommend you should begin studying:
Day 1 - 4 »

START by taking the assessment test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You will then be able to see what your areas of strength and weaknesses are. If you have the time, take the full 200 question assessment test so that you can get an accurate idea of where you stand,

Days 2 - 4

NEXT: Go to module 7. Take the quizzes in the Quizzes by Category section. Begin taking with the mini quizzes that correspond where you scored the lowest on your assessment test and then work your way backwards to quizzes where you scored the highest on the assessment test. If you score low (under 75% on any of these quizzes, I suggest going to the module where you need the most work in and review the study material in that module.

Days 5 - 11 »

Review Modules 1 - 6. (Try to review 1 module per day) Start off in your weakest module and work towards your strongest module. If you are really strong in a module, don’t spend much time reviewing it so that you can spend more time reviewing the modules that you are weaker in.

You want to try and become an expert on all the module information. Read the worksheets, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and focus on the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of difficult information and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can make your study time effective and efficient. Your time is very valuable. Once you review that material and you feel that you have a strong grasp of the information, take the timed module exam. Do not waste time taking timed exams for then once. Instead, review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you are confused about. This is the most important thing you can do during this studying process. ! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and the other answers are incorrect. Also come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct. If you score under 75% on a timed module exam, you should highly consider using private tutoring to review the answers that you got wrong as well as complex concepts that you are still confused by.
Days 12 - 14 »

Day 12: Go to module 8 and take our 200 question cumulative exam. We recommend that you score at least a 75% on this exam as this will give you a good gage on where you stand when taking the actual test. If you score under 75%, we highly recommend that you use private tutoring to go over those areas that are still weak.

Day 13 - 14 Spend time reviewing all your wrong answers on your cumulative exam so that you Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and build your confidence so that you are ready to crush the exam!

Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety. Also,listen to Stephanie’s pep talk in module 8. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get a great night's rest so that you are ready to crush the exam.
Overview: »
Below is a 4 week study plan, but as every student is unique, we can easily modify your individual study plan according to your needs, to adjust it to fit into your lifestyle. In order to get the most benefit from our program, we highly recommend combining our web course with a weekly or bi-weekly private tutoring session, until you take your exam. This will help prepare you enormously! Remember, this is just a proposal and we can easily modify your study plan to adjust to your lifestyle depending on whether you have kids, work obligations, or financial hardships. I suggest studying 2 modules per week until you take the exam. It is recommended that you study 4 - 7 hours per day and take at least a half day off. A breakdown of the modules are below:

Module One: OT Process, NBCOT® Rules and Regulations, Professional Development, OT Roles, Medicare vs. Medicaid, Professional Standards & Ethics, OT and OTA, Research & Statistics, Frame of Reference and Models

Module Two:: Pediatric Conditions and Interventions, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Reflexes, and IEP.

Module Three: Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions, Physical agent modalities (PAM’S), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

Module Four: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Levels, Vision Interventions, Prosthetics/Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Burns, Aging in Place & other diseases.

Module Five: Neurological Conditions & Interventions, Wheelchair, Mobility, Building Standards, Community Rehab, Vocational Rehab, Driver’s Rehab, Ergonomics, Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology.

Module Six: Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions, Groups and Group Dynamics, Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL), and Activities of Daily Living.

Module: Seven: Review module that focuses on: Pediatrics, Hands, ACL, Mental Health, Adaptive Equipment, etc.

Module Eight: final exams, exam mediations, proprietary study tips, and we will discuss exam prep leading up to the exam as well as techniques to reduce exam anxiety.

To Begin: »

START by taking the Personality Assessment Test to determine what type of study style suits you best. You may be either a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner and it is incredibly helpful to understand the way you learn in order to maximize your studying efforts. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete this quiz.

NEXT = Take either the 200 question or 100 question Assessment Test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You do not need to take both exams. If you have the time, we highly recommend you take the timed 200 question test which gives you 4 hours to complete, just like in the actual exam. If you are pressed for time and want a quicker snapshot, take the 100 question test which gives you 2 hours to complete. This obviously will not give you as good a picture as the full 4 hour exam which will test your stamina better, but it will still give you a good idea on the areas you need to work on most.

Last After taking this Assessment Test , it is recommended that you review your results according to the category overview of the assessment. By using this approach, you will be able to see in which domains you scored the strongest and weakest. This will help guide you in setting up an optimal study plan, by helping you identify which topics you need to focus more on.

Weeks 1 - 3: »
During the first three weeks, it is recommended you go through modules 1 - 6. Begin studying the module in which you scored the lowest and work backwards to the module in which you scored the highest. This approach will help you uncover your blind spots which will build your self confidence. During those first 3 weeks, it is recommended that you follow a schedule similar to the one below. I suggest covering 2 modules over a week which means you will be studying one module every three or four days for the next three weeks. To get the most from the learning material in each module, I suggest going through each of the 6 modules with the following system:

Day 1 (Assess) - Begin with your weakest module, based on your assessment test.

It is best to begin each module with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you scored the weakest. This will help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, something which so many students complain about when using other study materials. Furthermore, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Days 1-2 (Address) After taking the assessment quiz in that specific module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis, focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and take note of the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of the information you are having difficulty understanding and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can make sure you use your study time effectively and efficiently. Your time is very valuable and you do not want to fatigue yourself studying material you already know well.

Day 3 (Test) Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself on the answers you correctly guessed. Guessing does not mean you understand the material. In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you really get a true reflection of your abilities and where you stand.

Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you find confusing and are having difficulty understanding. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and why the other answers are incorrect. Also, come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Day 4:(Assess) Go to your second weakest module from your assessment test. -

Begin with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you were weakest. Remember, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Day 4 - 5 (Address). After taking the assessment quiz in that module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis, focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and take note of the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of difficult information and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can use your study time effectively and efficiently. Your time is very valuable and you do not want to fatigue yourself studying material you already know well.

Day 6 (Test) Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself about the answers you correctly guessed. Guessing does not mean you understand the material . In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you get a true reflection of your abilities and where you stand.

Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you are confused about. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and the other answers are incorrect. Also come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Day 6 - 7 (Master). Ideally, you would work with a private tutor on day 6 or day 7 of each week to go through the 2 modules which you reviewed. The tutor will make sure that you know all the necessary information and that you are ready to proceed to the next module. Remember to make a document of any questions you would like to review or topics you'd like to go over. This will let the tutor know what to focus on and how to help you increase your critical thinking when it comes to breaking questions down, especially when two answer choices seem correct. We strongly suggest that you take advantage of private tutoring if you scored 75% or below on the timed exam for the given module.

After your private tutoring session, you might want to take a break from studying. You should also take advantage of the free group tutoring sessions that we offer each week to all our active members. Attending these sessions will reinforce your understanding of complex material, increase your critical thinking, give you a better understanding of interventions and teach you how to break down questions especially when two answer choices seem correct.

Day 8: You will continue to your third weakest module

Week 4: »

Day 21 -24 - Go to module 7. Take the mini quizzes and brush up on any weak areas that you might still have.

Day 24 - 27: - Go to module 8. Review “Getting close to the exam” and use our meditations to relax and focus your mind. You should also take our timed 200 question cumulative exam. Review primarily the questions that you got wrong, and make sure that you understand the rationale and clinical applications behind the correct answers.

Day 24 - 27 - Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety.

Day before test - Listen to Stephanie’s pep talk in module 8. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get a great night's rest so that you are ready to crush the exam.

8 week plan: »
Below is a 8 week study plan, but as every student is unique, we can easily modify your individual study plan according to your needs, to adjust it to fit your lifestyle. In order to get the most benefit from our program, we highly recommend combining our web course with a weekly or bi-weekly private tutoring session, until you take your exam. This will help prepare you enormously! Remember, this is just a proposal and we can easily modify your study plan to adjust to your lifestyle depending on whether you have kids, work obligations, or financial hardships. I suggest studying 1 module per week until you take the exam.. It is recommended that you study 4 - 7 hours per day and take one day off. A breakdown of the material covered in the modules is below:

Module One: OT Process, NBCOT® Rules and Regulations, Professional Development, OT Roles, Medicare vs. Medicaid, Professional Standards & Ethics, OT and OTA, Research & Statistics, Frame of Reference and Models

Module Two: Pediatric Conditions and Interventions, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Reflexes, and IEP.

Module Three: Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions, Physical agent modalities (PAM’S), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

Module Four: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Levels, Vision Interventions, Prosthetics/Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Burns, Aging in Place & other diseases.

Module Five: Neurological Conditions & Interventions, Wheelchair, Mobility, Building Standards, Community Rehab, Vocational Rehab, Driver’s Rehab, Ergonomics, Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology.

Module Six: Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions, Groups and Group Dynamics, Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL), and Activities of Daily Living.

Module Seven: Review module that focuses on: Pediatrics, Hands, ACL, Mental Health, Adaptive Equipment, etc.

Module Eight: final exams, exam mediations, proprietary study tips, and we will discuss exam prep leading up to the exam as well as techniques to reduce exam anxiety.

To Begin: »

START by taking the Personality Assessment Test to determine what type of study style suits you best. You may be either a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner and it is incredibly helpful to understand the way you learn in order to maximize your studying efforts. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete this quiz.

NEXT Take either the 200 question or 100 question assessment test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You should not take both exams. If you have the time, we highly recommend you take the timed 200 question test which gives you 4 hours to complete just like in the actual exam. If you are pressed for time and want a quicker snapshot, take the 100 question test which gives you 2 hours to complete. This obviously will not give you as good a picture as the full 4 hour exam which will test your stamina better, but it will still give you a good idea on the areas you need to work on most.

LAST After taking this Assessment Test , it is recommended that you review your results according to the category overview of the assessment. By using this approach, you will be able to see in which domains you scored the strongest and weakest. This will help guide you in setting up an optimal study plan, by helping you identify which topics you need to focus more on.

Weeks 1 - 6: »
During the first six weeks, you should go through modules 1 - 6. Begin studying the module in which you scored the lowest and work backwards to the module in which you scored the best. This approach will help you uncover your blind spots and build your confidence. During those first 3 weeks, it is recommended that you follow a schedule similar to the one below. I suggest spending 1 week on each module and therefore you will be studying the 6 modules over the next six weeks. To get the most from the learning material in each module, I suggest going through each of the 6 modules with the following system:

Day 1 (Assess) It is best to begin each module with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you were weakest. This will help you from feeling overwhelmed, something which so many students have complained about after using other study materials. Furthermore, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Days 1-3 (Address) After taking the assessment quiz in that module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis,focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and focus on the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is

recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of information you are having difficulty understanding and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can make your study time effective and efficient. Your time is very valuable.

Day 4 (Test) Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself on answers where you correctly guessed the right answer. Guessing does not mean you understand the material In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you will get a true reflection of your abilities and understand where you stand

Day 5 (Test). Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you are confused about. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and the other answers are incorrect. Also, come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Day 6 (Master). Ideally, you would work with a private tutor on day six of each week to go through the module which you recently reviewed. If you have four tutoring sessions or less, you could use a tutor after covering every 2 modules. Your private tutor will make sure that you know all the necessary information and that you are ready to move on to the next module. Remember to make a document of any questions you would like to review or topics you'd like to go over. This will let the tutor know what to focus on and how to help you increase your critical thinking when it comes to breaking questions down, especially when two answer choices seem correct. We strongly suggest that you take advantage of our private tutoring if you scored 75% or below on the timed exam for the given module.

We also highly recommend that you take advantage of the free group tutoring sessions that we offer each week to all our active members. Attending these sessions will reinforce your understanding of complex material, increase your critical thinking, give you a better understanding of interventions and teach you how to break down questions especially when two answer choices seem correct

Day 7: Break

Day 8: You will start with your second weakest module module, following the same procedure as the first module which you just completed.

Does that make sense? Do you have any further questions?
Week 7: Review »
Day 43 - Go to module 7 to take the mini quizzes and brush up on any weak areas that you might still have.
Week 8: Finals & Final preparation for exam date »

Day 50 - 55 Go to module 8. Review “Getting close to the exam” and use our meditations to relax and focus your mind. You should also take our timed 200 question cumulative exam. Review primarily the questions that you got wrong, and make sure that you understand the rationale and clinical applications behind the correct answers.

Day 50 - 57 - Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety

Day before test: Listen to Stephanie’s pep talk in module 8. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get a great night of rest so that you are ready to crush the exam.

16 Week Plan (Taking the Exam in 4 months) »
Below is a 16 week study plan, but as every student is unique, we can easily modify your individual study plan according to your needs, to adjust it to fit your lifestyle. In order to get the most benefit from our program, we highly recommend combining our web course with a private tutoring session every 2 weeks or more until you take your exam. This will help prepare you enormously! Remember, this is just a proposal and we can easily modify your study plan to adjust to your lifestyle depending on whether you have kids, work obligations, or financial hardships. I suggest studying 1 module per week until you take the exam.. It is recommended that you study 3 - 5 hours per day and take one day off. A breakdown of the material covered in the modules are below:

Module One: OT Process, NBCOT® Rules and Regulations, Professional Development, OT Roles, Medicare vs. Medicaid, Professional Standards & Ethics, OT and OTA, Research & Statistics, Frame of Reference and Models

Module Two: Pediatric Conditions and Interventions, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Reflexes, and IEP.

Module Three: Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions, Physical agent modalities (PAM’S), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

Module Four: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Levels, Vision Interventions, Prosthetics/Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Burns, Aging in Place & other diseases.

Module Five: Neurological Conditions & Interventions, Wheelchair, Mobility, Building Standards, Community Rehab, Vocational Rehab, Driver’s Rehab, Ergonomics, Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology.

Module Six: Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions, Groups and Group Dynamics, Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL), and Activities of Daily Living.

Module Seven: Review module that focuses on: Pediatrics, Hands, ACL, Mental Health, Adaptive Equipment, etc.

Module Eight: final exams, exam mediations, proprietary study tips, and we will discuss exam prep leading up to the exam as well as techniques to reduce exam anxiety.

To Begin: »

START by taking the Personality Assessment Test to determine what type of study style suits you best. You may be either a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner and it is incredibly helpful to understand the way you learn in order to maximize your studying efforts. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete this quiz.

NEXT Take either the 200 question or 100 question assessment test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You should not take both exams. If you have the time, we highly recommend you take the timed 200 question test which gives you 4 hours to complete just like in the actual exam. If you are pressed for time and want a quicker snapshot, take the 100 question test which gives you 2 hours to complete. This obviously will not give you as good a picture as the full 4 hour exam which will test your stamina better, but it will still give you a good idea on the areas you need to work on most.

LAST After taking this Assessment Test , it is recommended that you review your results according to the category overview of the assessment. By using this approach, you will be able to see in which domains you scored the strongest and weakest. This will help guide you in setting up an optimal study plan, by helping you identify which topics you need to focus more on.

Weeks 1 - 12 »
During the first six weeks, you should go through modules 1 - 6. Begin studying the module in which you scored the lowest and work backwards to the module in which you scored the best. This approach will help you uncover your blind spots and build your confidence. During those first 12 weeks, it is recommended that you follow a schedule similar to the one below. I suggest spending 2 weeks on each module and therefore you will be studying the 6 modules over the next twelve weeks. To get the most from the learning material in each module, I suggest going through each of the 6 modules with the following system:

Day 1 (Assess) It is best to begin each module with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you were weakest. This will help you from feeling overwhelmed, something which so many students have complained about after using other study materials. Furthermore, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Days 1-6 (Address) After taking the assessment quiz in that module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis,focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and focus on the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of information you are having difficulty understanding and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can make your study time effective and efficient. Your time is very valuable.

Day 7 - Break

Days 8 -11 (Test) Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself on answers where you correctly guessed the right answer. Guessing does not mean you understand the material In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you will get a true reflection of your abilities and understand where you stand

Day 11 -12 (Test) . Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you are confused about. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and the other answers are incorrect. Also, come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Day 12- 13 (Master). Ideally, you would work with a private tutor on days 12 - 14 of each week to go through the module which you recently reviewed. If you have four tutoring sessions or less, you could use a tutor after covering every 2 modules. Your private tutor will make sure that you know all the necessary information and that you are ready to move on to the next module. Remember to make a document of any questions you would like to review or topics you'd like to go over. This will let the tutor know what to focus on and how to help you increase your critical thinking when it comes to breaking questions down, especially when two answer choices seem correct. We strongly suggest that you take advantage of our private tutoring if you scored 75% or below on the timed exam for the given module.

We also highly recommend that you take advantage of the free group tutoring sessions that we offer each week to all our active members. Attending these sessions will reinforce your understanding of complex material, increase your critical thinking, give you a better understanding of interventions and teach you how to break down questions especially when two answer choices seem correct

Day 14: Break

Day 15: You will start with your second weakest module module, following the same procedure as the first module which you just completed.

Does that make sense? Do you have any further questions?
Weeks 12 - 14: Review »

Day 85 - Go to module 7 to take the mini quizzes and brush up on any weak areas that you might still have.

Weeks 14 - 16: Finals and final preparation for exam date »

Day 50 - 55 Go to module 8. Review “Getting close to the exam” and use our meditations to relax and focus your mind. You should also take our timed 200 question cumulative exam. Review primarily the questions that you got wrong, and make sure that you understand the rationale and clinical applications behind the correct answers.

Day 50 - 57 - Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety

Day before test: Listen to Stephanie’s pep talk in module 8. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get a great night of rest so that you are ready to crush the exam.

6 Month Plan (Recommended for students enrolled through their school) »
Below is a 6 month study plan, but as every student is unique, we can easily modify your individual study plan according to your needs, to adjust it to fit your lifestyle. I suggest studying 1 module every 3 weeks until you take the exam.. It is recommended that you study 2- 4 hours per day and take one day off.
To Begin: »

START by taking the Personality Assessment Test to determine what type of study style suits you best. You may be either a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner and it is incredibly helpful to understand the way you learn in order to maximize your studying efforts. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete this quiz.

NEXT Take either the 200 question or 100 question assessment test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You should not take both exams. If you have the time, we highly recommend you take the timed 200 question test which gives you 4 hours to complete just like in the actual exam. If you are pressed for time and want a quicker snapshot, take the 100 question test which gives you 2 hours to complete. This obviously will not give you as good a picture as the full 4 hour exam which will test your stamina better, but it will still give you a good idea on the areas you need to work on most.

LAST After taking this Assessment Test , it is recommended that you review your results according to the category overview of the assessment. By using this approach, you will be able to see in which domains you scored the strongest and weakest. This will help guide you in setting up an optimal study plan, by helping you identify which topics you need to focus more on.

Weeks 1 - 18 »
During the first 18 weeks, you should go through modules 1 - 6. Begin studying the module in which you scored the lowest and work backwards to the module in which you scored the best. This approach will help you uncover your blind spots and build your confidence. Your program director may also have you work through the modules sequentially. If they have you do this, please follow their system During those first 3 weeks, it is recommended that you follow a schedule similar to the one below. I suggest spending 3 weeks on each module and therefore you will be studying the 6 modules over the next 18 weeks. A breakdown of the modules are below:

Module One (Weeks 1 - 3 ): OT Process, NBCOT® Rules and Regulations, Professional Development, OT Roles, Medicare vs. Medicaid, Professional Standards & Ethics, OT and OTA, Research & Statistics, Frame of Reference and Models (Weeks 1 -3)

Module Two (Weeks 4 -6): Pediatric Conditions and Interventions, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Reflexes, and IEP. Weeks (4 - 6)

Module Three (Weeks 7 - 9): Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions, Physical agent modalities (PAM’S), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Met Levels, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM).

Module Four (Weeks 9 - 12): Spinal Cord Injury (SCI),Traumatic brain injury and Rancho Levels, Vision Interventions, Prosthetics/Amputations, Hip and Knee Replacements, Burns, Aging in Place & other diseases.

Module Five (Weeks 12 - 15): Neurological Conditions & Interventions, Wheelchair, Mobility, Building Standards, Community Rehab, Vocational Rehab, Driver’s Rehab, Ergonomics, Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology.

Module Six (Weeks 15 - 18): Psychosocial Conditions & Interventions, Groups and Group Dynamics, Allen’s Cognitive Level (ACL), and Activities of Daily Living.

Module Seven (Weeks 18 - 21): Review module that focuses on: Pediatrics, Hands, ACL, Mental Health, Adaptive Equipment, etc.

Module Eight (Weeks 21 - 24): final timed exams. Also, we will discuss exam prep on the day of the exam, as well as techniques to reduce exam anxiety.

To get the most from the learning material in each module, I suggest going through each of the 6 modules with the following system:
To Begin: »

START by taking the Personality Assessment Test to determine what type of study style suits you best. You may be either a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner and it is incredibly helpful to understand the way you learn in order to maximize your studying efforts. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete this quiz.

NEXT Take either the 200 question or 100 question assessment test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You should not take both exams. If you have the time, we highly recommend you take the timed 200 question test which gives you 4 hours to complete just like in the actual exam. If you are pressed for time and want a quicker snapshot, take the 100 question test which gives you 2 hours to complete. This obviously will not give you as good a picture as the full 4 hour exam which will test your stamina better, but it will still give you a good idea on the areas you need to work on most.

LAST After taking this Assessment Test , it is recommended that you review your results according to the category overview of the assessment. By using this approach, you will be able to see in which domains you scored the strongest and weakest. This will help guide you in setting up an optimal study plan, by helping you identify which topics you need to focus more on.

Week 1(Assess) It is best to begin each module with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you were weakest. This will help you from feeling overwhelmed, something which so many students have complained about after using other study materials. Furthermore, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Week 2 (Address)After taking the assessment quiz in that module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis, focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and focus on the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of information you are having difficulty understanding and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can make your study time effective and efficient. Your time is very valuable.

Week 3 (Test)Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself on answers where you correctly guessed the right answer. Guessing does not mean you understand the material In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you will get a true reflection of your abilities and understand where you stand

Week 3 (Test) . Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you are confused about. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and the other answers are incorrect. Also, come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Week 3 (Master). We highly recommend that you take advantage of the free group tutoring sessions that we offer each week to all our active members. Attending these sessions will reinforce your understanding of complex material, increase your critical thinking, give you a better understanding of interventions and teach you how to break down questions especially when two answer choices seem correct

Ideally, you would with a private tutor on any module where you scored 75% or below on its timed exam. Your private tutor will make sure that you know all the necessary information and that you are ready to move on to the next module. Remember to make a document of any questions you would like to review or topics you'd like to go over. This will let the tutor know what to focus on and how to help you increase your critical thinking when it comes to breaking questions down, especially when two answer choices seem correct. We strongly suggest that you take advantage of our private tutoring if you scored 75% or below on the timed exam for the given module.

Week 4: Students shall follow this same schedule for the next 7 modules until they take the exam.

Weeks 18 - 21: »
Review- Go to module 7 to take the mini quizzes and brush up on any weak areas that you might still have.
Weeks 21 - 24 : »

Finals - Go to module 8. Review “Getting close to the exam” and use our meditations to relax and focus your mind. You should also take our timed 200 question cumulative exam. Review primarily the questions that you got wrong, and make sure that you understand the rationale and clinical applications behind the correct answers.

Day 50 - 57 - Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety

Day before test: Listen to Stephanie’s pep talk in module 8. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get a great night of rest so that you are ready to crush the exam.

2 Weeks or less Plan
To Begin: »

START by taking the Personality Assessment Test to determine what type of study style suits you best. You may be either a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner and it is incredibly helpful to understand the way you learn in order to maximize your studying efforts. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete this quiz.

NEXT = Take either the 200 question or 100 question Assessment Test to see what scores you get in all topics and domains. You do not need to take both exams. If you have the time, we highly recommend you take the timed 200 question test which gives you 4 hours to complete, just like in the actual exam. If you are pressed for time and want a quicker snapshot, take the 100 question test which gives you 2 hours to complete. This obviously will not give you as good a picture as the full 4 hour exam which will test your stamina better, but it will still give you a good idea on the areas you need to work on most.

Last After taking this Assessment Test , it is recommended that you review your results according to the category overview of the assessment. By using this approach, you will be able to see in which domains you scored the strongest and weakest. This will help guide you in setting up an optimal study plan, by helping you identify which topics you need to focus more on.

Weeks 1 - 3 »
During the first three weeks, it is recommended you go through modules 1 - 6. Begin studying the module in which you scored the lowest and work backwards to the module in which you scored the highest. This approach will help you uncover your blind spots which will build your self confidence. During those first 3 weeks, it is recommended that you follow a schedule similar to the one below. I suggest covering 2 modules over a week which means you will be studying one module every three or four days for the next three weeks. To get the most from the learning material in each module, I suggest going through each of the 6 modules with the following system:

Day 1 (Assess) - Begin with your weakest module, based on your assessment test. It is best to begin each module with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you scored the weakest. This will help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, something which so many students complain about when using other study materials. Furthermore, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Days 1-2 (Address) After taking the assessment quiz in that specific module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis, focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and take note of the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of the information you are having difficulty understanding and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can make sure you use your study time effectively and efficiently. Your time is very valuable and you do not want to fatigue yourself studying material you already know well.

Day 3 (Test) Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself on the answers you correctly guessed. Guessing does not mean you understand the material. In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you really get a true reflection of your abilities and where you stand.

Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you find confusing and are having difficulty understanding. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and why the other answers are incorrect. Also, come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Day 4:(Assess) Go to your second weakest module from your assessment test. -

Begin with the module assessment quiz (untimed quiz) so that you know where to best focus your study efforts when reviewing the study material in that module. You do not need to study everything. Focus first on the areas where you were weakest. Remember, we have highlighted the material for you so that we can help you focus on what is most important.

Day 4 - 5 (Address) . After taking the assessment quiz in that module and reviewing your strengths and weakness analysis, focus on studying the charts, listen to the audio recordings, watch the videos, and take note of the highlighted information! You can cross reference information from other resources, but it is recommended that you stay on the topics listed and you stay on schedule. This is also a good time to make flash cards of difficult information and to come up with 2 or 3 examples of interventions for each diagnoses. 50% of the exam is intervention based so we always want to keep that in mind. If you come across information you know, try not to study that information. Focus on what you don't know so that you can use your study time effectively and efficiently. Your time is very valuable and you do not want to fatigue yourself studying material you already know well.

Day 6 (Test)

Take the timed quiz only on the topics which are covered in the module you are working through. You want to achieve a score of 75% or better. You should also be honest with yourself about the answers you correctly guessed. Guessing does not mean you understand the material . In fact, we recommend not guessing on our practice quizzes so that you get a true reflection of your abilities and where you stand.

Review only the questions you got wrong and the topics you are confused about. This is the most important day of the week! Try to figure out why one answer is correct and the other answers are incorrect. Also come up with scenarios when the wrong answers would be correct.

Day 6 - 7 (Master). Ideally, you would work with a private tutor on day 6 or day 7 of each week to go through the 2 modules which you reviewed. The tutor will make sure that you know all the necessary information and that you are ready to proceed to the next module. Remember to make a document of any questions you would like to review or topics you'd like to go over. This will let the tutor know what to focus on and how to help you increase your critical thinking when it comes to breaking questions down, especially when two answer choices seem correct. We strongly suggest that you

take advantage of private tutoring if you scored 75% or below on the timed exam for the given module. After your private tutoring session, you might want to take a break from studying. You should also take advantage of the free group tutoring sessions that we offer each week to all our active members. Attending these sessions will reinforce your understanding of complex material, increase your critical thinking, give you a better understanding of interventions and teach you how to break down questions especially when two answer choices seem correct.

Day 8: You will continue to your third weakest module

Week 4 »

Day 21 -24 - Go to module 7. Take the mini quizzes and brush up on any weak areas that you might still have.

Day 24 - 27: - Go to module 8. Review “Getting close to the exam” and use our meditations to relax and focus your mind. You should also take our timed 200 question cumulative exam. Review primarily the questions that you got wrong, and make sure that you understand the rationale and clinical applications behind the correct answers.

Day 24 - 27 - Use private tutoring to go through any other difficulties that you might be having and to boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety.

Day before test - Listen to Stephanie’s pep talk in module 8. Exercise, eat well, and make sure you get a great night's rest so that you are ready to crush the exam.

How to navigate through our modules

To quickly and easily go to the section you would like, use the “Navigate To:” on the right side of our page to go to that section. We advise that you go through each module with the following process.

( This will help you know where to study first and where to focus your most amount of time.

(Take the timed test to see how much information you retained) It is better for you to review your wrong answers and understand why you got the answer wrong instead of taking the test multiple times and aiming for a higher score If you have accommodations, please take the accommodations test instead of the timed exam since that test is more appropriate for you. You should not take both exams.

(Group calls are typically on Thursday at 5:30 pm PST, Usually, we will add a recorded version of the group call to the videos section so that you can watch the group call if you miss it or you may watch an archive version of the call in case you miss it. )

(You should consider using a private tutoring session if you scored under 75% on a timed module exam)

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Learning Profile Quiz:

Everyone learns differently, and everyone approaches tests differently.   Knowing the learning style that works best for you can be extremely helpful and it can make your student’s studying much more efficient.  

 Assessment Tests: 

We have found that students waste a lot of time studying material they already know and leave studying material that they don’t fully understand until right before their exam.  It is easier to study material that you are strong at, so that tends to happen. Unfortunately, all the other study preps do not provide a system that allows students to do this.  This causes students to waste valuable study time and have glaring weaknesses that they are unaware of until after they take this exam.  Therefore, we encourage all of your students to start by taking an initial assessment test to obtain a solid baseline when they start our course.  This also allows you to better evaluate the improvement your students made after going through our course.

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We highly recommend that you take a screen shot of your score and results If you are a student enrolled though our program by your school or if you want to make sure that your quiz scores are saved.

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(Free trial members also have access to one group call)

During a group call, the first 30 minutes will be focused on content and the last 30 minutes will be dedicated to answering questions. There will be an emphasis on critical thinking, strategies to help you break down questions and rationalize interventions.

One Hour Tutoring via Skype/Phone (Optional Purchase)

One-on-One Tutoring

  • Improves your students critical thinking and learn the correct intervention
  • Teaches your students to break down the questions
  • Reduces test anxiety & increases your students confidence
  • Provides a proper gage when your students are ready to take the exam
  • Allows students to book their time and date through our online booking system

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Group Tutoring (Maximum of 5 students per call)

  • Give your  students the opportunity to ask in-depth questions
  • Provide Your students strategies on how to conceptualize information
  • Help your students explore points of confusion that cannot be fully addressed in class
  • Improve your students clinical reasoning skills
  • Impart your students with a better understanding on how to prepare for the NBCOT® exam

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All tutors are licensed OT®’s or OTA®’s with an excellent track record

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